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Tom in Virginia

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Tom in Virginia last won the day on January 8

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    2003 MG V11 LeMans, 2016 MG Norge, 1973 MG 850 Eldorado, Suzuki DR200
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    Hampton, Virginia

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    surfing, snow skiing, motorcycles, tractors and heavy equipment, carpentry

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  1. As researched previously here on V11 site for issues with a 3000 RPM spit/cough thru left side intake, I decided this the best avenue to chase this steadily worsening condition. I completed removal of exhaust system, headers back to mufflers. As part of the process. I cleaned all SS with Barkeeper's Friend cleaner/polish, inspected weld joints, Loctite'd fasteners on hangers and reassembled using new "metal-icized" exhaust gaskets from MG Cycle. As you can see in picture I have the crossover in system just in front of the alternator cover. Using care during reassembly to preclude any new leaks, and leaving everything slightly loose to obtain best fit and maintain clearances with the engine and frame, I completed reassembly without any issues. After a test ride of about 45 minutes I was able to confirm that the exhaust leaks were the cause of the 3000 RPM cough/spit I had experienced over the last year or so. Thanks to the various topics posted on this forum, I am glad to report that my red stallion has returned to the road in excellent running condition. (As a side note, after much disappointing experience with speedo/tach service with Seattle Speedo, and being scammed for $587.76, I replaced my speedo with a new KPH unit from LMT and can again track speed and mileage to maintain scheduled maintenance intervals). Image available at https://ibb.co/7yKrMcp
  2. Wow, kinda like that nicely endowed waitress wearing a low slung v-neck sweater who leans over the table while putting her head in her hands while resting her elbows on the table top. total tease.
  3. Tom,  It looks like you're a Dead fan.  I once saw them at the Hampton Coliseum in '86 during the short time I lived there.  US Blues.


    John L

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      Tom in Virginia

      Oh cool.  A bit of a fan, they usually made/make the "mothership" a standard stop.  This place is locked up with traffic, fans and groupies when they are here, its maybe 3 miles from my house here in Hampton.  Been once to see Trey Anastansio (sp).  I am more of a oldie GD favorite.  "shakedown street" being one of the albums I really liked. 

      My prob is I am just not a extended instrumental riff kinda guy, which they did/do quite a bit.  Now I have seen New Potato Caboose quite a few times locally.  Really liked them.


  4. Well I made the colossal mistake of not researching reputable speedo/odo restorers. Sent mine to Seattle Speedo, total scam. Got suckered for just under 600 clams, guess I am lucky that's my first time giving away money via internet. Don't use this guy, mine came back all f--ked up! Cracked faceplate (over tightened screws), speedo goes to 30mph max, faceplate came off of tach during install, original road dirt outside, his shop dirt and scratches inside, on and on. You can read my Google review of his services online. Sad.
  5. Cool, I got it. Thanks a lot. I carted this cable setup, tried to checkout, made it all the way to credit card number etc, hit finish and viola, nothing. Ya gotta laugh! Gonna call them instead.
  6. 80CX100: Yeah, have been trying for a few days. I'll try again to look at their site and then call. I like to have a rough idea (pic and description) of what they are sending me. Really appreciate the feedback, I know this topic thread goes back many years and am never sure how available these vendors may be. Safe riding. Tom
  7. http://www.casperselectronics.com/cart/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=853&search=109172 Continues showing website as "updating". Any ideas on a current link for Cable 1?
  8. Seems to be the month for odometers giving it up. Mine stopped clocking mileage this weekend at 23,500 miles.
  9. Glad damage to you was minimal and sorry about the bike. That is one of my greatest fears here in Virginia, where there are LOTS of deer. I try to stay off the roads around dusk as they seem to begin moving around then. On the positive side, You beat the odds!!! Research says 89% of deer/motorcycle crashes end up with a deceased rider.
  10. Recently (last weekend) had this occur on my '03 as well. Issue cropped up outta no where. Manually vented it for the ride, waiting for it to get back above 50 before I go pull the tank and investigate. Haven't noted any damage to tank yet, but man, that tank can hold A LOT of vacuum, almost scary when I open the fuel hatch.
  11. Ohhhhh yeah! Frickin' sweet!
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